Respite Care

Respite Care

You must submit your (pre-approved) child care expenses within 30 days of incurring the expense.

Respite Care Allowance

Deployment Respite Child Care Allowance

Available for parents whose serving partner is currently deployed for 30 days or more due to military obligation or are frequently tasked away for operational readiness. Deployment Respite Child care is a service requiring pre approval for qualifying families who are in financial or emotional need of respite care. Deployment includes: IR, course, training, tasking and operational tours.

Special Needs Respite Child Care Allowance 

Intended to support CAF families with accessing respite care for children and youth or sibling childcare during appointments (age 18 and under). Up to $250 per fiscal year is available for eligible requests pending available funding. 

To seek approval, please contact the Family Separation and Reunion Coordinator :
(613) 991-5051 or via email at

Download the Respite Childcare Form

Please be mindful to submit your Direct Funds Transfer (DFT) form along with a void cheque to allow for quick processing of all childcare receipts.

*Please note that the MFRC-NCR is not responsible for finding child care providers.